'I started The School of Life from a sense that schools forget to teach you so much of the stuff we need to get by in this world. Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death. All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day. I wanted to make the school a one-stop shop for information about the area of life I call emotional intelligence. We have been going for several years now and we have done a lot. It’s the thing I’m proudest to have done in my life. We’re trying to bring order and coherence to a confusing part of everyone’s life.'
Alain de Botton – Writer and Founder of The School of Life
Find Us in London
Underground: Russell Square is a five-minute walk. King's Cross St Pancras and Euston are a 10-minute walk.
Buses: 10, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 188, 205, 390, 476
Parking: There is an NCP Car Park around 4 minutes walk from the School.
We offer a 10% standard ticket price reduction on events under £60 for Students with valid ID, over-65's, un-waged and people with disabilities. To claim your discount please click here for the codes to use at checkout or please call us on 0207 8331010. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility upon arrival at the event.
We are committed to supporting continued professional development, many of our work related classes have been CPD accredited. We are also proud to be part of the Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of organisations devoted to developing and sharing knowledge and ideas.